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MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal   (Used)

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Hear the notes, not the noise!

The MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal gives you 3 selectable types of noise reduction: Hiss, Mid, and Full. Bites down on hiss and hum but lets all of your music shine through. Intelligent design provides dual high and low adaptive filters, opens at lightning speed, introduces no extra distortion, and lets you control the sensitivity of the gate's threshold. The MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal features hardwire bypass with footswitch and slim, tough stompbox housing.

Features

  • 3 types of noise reduction, selectable
  • Dual high and low adaptive filters
  • Very quick response
  • Introduces no extra distortion
  • Threshold sensitivity control
  • Hardwire bypass with footswitch

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MXRM-135 Smart Gate Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Responsive (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (6)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Silent Feedback Killer

    I play a Gibson Explorer and Les Paul through a Peavey Transtube XXL 100W 2x12 and run a Vox Tonelab LE through the effects loop. I love the tone, but since switching to this...Read complete review

    I play a Gibson Explorer and Les Paul through a Peavey Transtube XXL 100W 2x12 and run a Vox Tonelab LE through the effects loop. I love the tone, but since switching to this amp I've had the worst feedback. If I'm not playing a note and I'm on the stage, the amp's screaming. Tried an MXR EQ pedal, didn't work (great pedal, just not for this problem). Got this thing and it really does work like magic! In order for it to work I have to switch it to full mode and crank the knob a little past noon, but there's still absolutely no tone loss. My rig sounds as great as ever, just without feedback. Also killed some hissing. Oddly enough, it worked no matter where it was in the signal chain, but it's best in the effects loop. Definitely worth the money, it just works perfectly without killing tone. ALL IT DOES is take out the noise. I don't know how it works and I don't care, it just does! If you have any noise issues at all, this is what you want!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    no thanks

    Like it says in other reviews, the manual gives no information on the "hi-trigger" button. The pedal doesn't kill any hiss or hum without it pressed down. The only way...Read complete review

    Like it says in other reviews, the manual gives no information on the "hi-trigger" button. The pedal doesn't kill any hiss or hum without it pressed down. The only way to stop hiss and hum is to have the pedal turned all the way up, this setting doesn't even stop all of the hum. Plus it sucks a lot of tone. I've even let friends use it to see if they liked it, and they didn't. I use a lot of gain and I didn't really expect it to cut it all out but I definitely thought that for the money it could at least save my tone. The casing is very nice and sturdy though. Its really disappointing.

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    5.0

    It's smart, it's a gate, it's the M-135!

    By SPACE ACE

    from NEW YORK, NEW YORK

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

      The MXR M-135 gets the job done. Its only competition is the Decimator as far as pedals go. I own both. Both do a very good job. The MXR is more compact, has a few more options and a better switch (not a real big fan of the Boss style pedal switching). In the end, if ya got a noisy rig, do yourself a favor and pick one up. A hiss and hum free rig sounds way more professional - your sound guy will thank you (so will your band mates).

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      5.0

      Better than I had hoped for.

      By DJ

      from MD

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            Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

            Awesome! I had so much noise coming from my pedal chain, and it was limiting the way that I used my effects. I could not turn up the distortion or gain pedals to the levels that I wanted because of all of the hissing background noise. Put this at the end of the chain, and now I walk into the practice room and can't even tell that my amp is turned on.

            Before the addition of the pedal, my guitar was so "hot" that any finger movement or neck bump was heard. Now, when I stop playing, the signal goes silent. Just what I needed. When set correctly, does not affect the tone at all. Highly recommend if you have a high level of signal noise.

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            5.0

            Best bang for your buck

            By sevenstring revenge

            from Hopkinsville, KY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Quiet
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

              First off the instructions are not the best for this pedal. But at the same time, 5 minutes with this thing and I can see why they didn't write detailed instructions.

              I plugged it in as the first pedal in the chain. So I have the MXR M-135,an MXR ZW-44, volume at 10, tone 50%, gain 0 to about 3 going into a Blackstar HT-5H with the gain at about 90% into a Randall 2x12 loaded with the Eminence Patriot Swamp Thang and Eminence Patriot Texas Heat. So my home rig is pretty loud and noisy.

              Prior to the M-135 this thing made more noise than two skeletons fighting on a tin roof. Every time I'd stop playing all you could hear was me trying to not move my hand on the strings unless I kept my pick hand completely still. So I set the gate to full and the Trigger Level to zero with the Hi Trigger Range in the up position and that was it.

              I did not try in on the hiss mid yet, but that's not what I bought it for complete silence and that's exactly what I got.

              Now the little rubber thing I presume is for the knob, since that's what if fit on, but inless you want to fight with it for about 20 minutes to get it back off, don't mess with it.

              To be honest, if I could get one of these for my dog I would! Great pedal for the money and does what it advertises.

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              5.0

              MXR Solid as a Rock!!

              By Rhoads Scholar

              from Madison WI

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                    Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

                    Great Gate!!!

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    "Smart" Noise Gate is Right

                    By Swagger's Guitarist

                    from Austin, TX

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                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

                      I've owned both the Boss Noise Gate and the ISP Decimator, and I like the control/features of the M-135 best. I certaily did the best job in not killing my tone like the Decimator did. The M-135 does not squash noise as well, so it's a compromise. Personally, I would rather put up with a bit of hum vs having something in my signal chain that could totally kill my tone. I use it to bring down the hum from my overdrive pedal; does a perfect job.

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                      5.0

                      Awesome

                      By DeftonedX

                      from MN

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      • Compact Design
                      • Responsive

                      Cons

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                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

                        I've used the boss supressor, and the isp decimator, this ones rules by far. Minimal tone/sustain loss if any, Set And forget. i love the blue led, Highly recommended

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                        5.0

                        Smart Gate Pedal

                        By ibanrocker

                        from Saint Leonard, Maryland

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                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                        • Responsive
                        • Versatile

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                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

                          Sounds great. I keep the hi gain trigger on and the knob at 12 oclock. Works Wonder! Absolutely no noise. It has become a very important pedal in my guitar rig!

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                          4.0

                          well..it gets rid of noise

                          By inkedvillan

                          from toledo oh

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                          Pros

                          • Excellent Sound Quality

                          Cons

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                              Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

                              Works amazing with a solid state amp, not needed as much with a tube amp. Takes some playing around with but its very simple to use
                              Definitely a must for my board cause you never know what kind of amp situation your gonna run into

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                              4.0

                              Good Build - Good Buy

                              By Professor

                              from OK

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                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Events
                                • Home Studio
                                • Performances

                                Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

                                This is the one pedal I have that is always on when I'm playing. I found it works best when it's first in my chain (guitar -> noise gate -> effects -> amp -> effects loop -> amp). For the most part, it's a set it and forget it. I can go between my strat/tele/les paul and the tone sounds good without having to tweak it for each setup (took about an hour to dial it in).

                                It does what it's supposed to - gets rid of any annoying background noise. It does cut into sustain a little, but nothing too bad. If I was to get anything different, it would be the ISP G String - however it's also twice the cost of this unit. For the price, I cant complain.

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                                4.0

                                Not bad.

                                By MXR fan

                                from NY,NY

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                                Pros

                                • Excellent Sound Quality
                                • Flexibible
                                • Well Built

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Live guitar noise issues

                                  Comments about MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal:

                                  The smart gate is a well built pedal that does what it's supposed to. I bought it to deal with noise from a single-coil pickup I have in one of my guitars. For this I use the pedal first in my chain on the "full" setting with the trigger knob at just shy of 12:00. This completely eliminates the buzz when I'm not playing, although the gate doesn't shut quite as quickly as I'd like until I adjust the knob to around 1:00, and at that level it can cut in to some of the lighter playing nuances.I wasn't expecting miricles though. Noise/interference issues can change according to the room and where you are so I can always adjust.
                                  With humbuckers I don't really need the pedal at all. What little noise I get goes away with the trigger barely at 9:00.
                                  I've owned the BOSS NS2 and the Decimator pedals previously and the MXR seems to be just as good at what I need it for. I personally don't like BOSS's built quality and the MXR is cheaper than the Decimator so I'd recommend it.

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